(Closed) One Month + One Day To Go! What do I need to do?

posted 5 years ago in October 2014
Post # 2
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

JrzyGurl:  Not knowing what IS done, it is hard to comment what needs to done, but this list looks great.  I spent the last 30 days organizing (because I am a bit OCD).  We used our spare room, and I had a bag with my bridal attire ‘things’, a corner with wrapped gifts, a corner for reception materials, and a corner for ceremony materials.  I sent emails to the parents with their timeline for pics, etc.  I sent an email to my gals reminding them of last minute things, and their day of timeline, and same with the guys.  OHHHH, and I began pampering myself:  facial, tanning, etc.  My two weeks out, all my to-do lists were done, and I focused on relaxing, catching up with my vendors (whom called me to go over everything) and enjoying every moment!!!  

Post # 3
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JrzyGurl:  Agree with OUgal0004, it’s hard to know what you have left w/o knowing what you have done.

I’m at 30 days today (October 17), and I am living a constant To Do list – working on whatever I can each day so I can somewhat relax the day of knowing that I got what I wanted done, and if it didn’t get done… and isn’t major… it’ll be OK!

Have you set up meetings to meet with your vendors and figure out payment? I have a meeting with my photog. October 3, and then will need to meet with our reception venue the 9th or 10th. I also need to set up a meeting with our cake baker (just a grocery store in town), and meet with the offciant for our ceremony wording (we can write it), and the band to provide songs. I also need to confirm the time for our photobooth, so I can advise the gal doing it when to come that night.

Most of our payments are due before the event, so it will be nice to have that done. I also need to work on getting a week-of timeline done for the bridal party and anyone else involved… plus finalize the day-of timeline for everyone and my photog.

I have others, but just some things that came to my mind!

Post # 5
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ugh, why does the bee hate copy pasta?!

Post # 6
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sigh.<br /><br />

Post # 7
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

38 days to go! The countdown is on!<br /><br />Here’s what we have left to do.. much of it is just finalizing things or picking up last minute items.<br /><br />

after rsvps come in [due sept 30th] :

– finalize dunner menu & print menus

– order food for cocktail hour

– create escort cards

– finish place cards


drinks still needed to purchase :

– soda

– cocktail hour drinks

– wine coolers

– wine

– the rest of the hard liquor or signature drinks


other things that need done :

– get gift cards for bms & moms

– get tip envelopes together

– purchase batteries for twinkle lights

– purchase 100 more fuji instant film for photo booth

– order food for welcome party

– order food & purchase drinks for morning-of [getting ready]


DIY projects to finish up :

– finish up wine cork place card holders

– escort cards

– place cards

– pearl shoe strass


the month/weeks leading up to the wedding :

– pick up misc items for bar [lemons limes, oranges, juice, ect]

– pick up drinks for dinner [sweet tea, lemon tea, lemonade, punch, ect]

– pick up punch for fountains

– salt & pepper for shakers

– salads, toppings, cheeses ect. for salad bar

– cupcakes, brownies, ect. for candy/dessert buffet

– dippables for chocolate fountain

– marriage license

– order or make food for cocktail hour

– pack for honeymoon

– book the last 2 night of our honeymoon

– purchase nachos for late night snack

– hair/makeup trial

– beauty maintenance [hair coloring, tanning, ect]


things we need to do/purchase the day before/of :

– put together bouts/corsages

– write love letters for love letter ceremony

– ice

– firewood


“cover my ass” backup plans :

– burn prelude & ceremony music to cd

– create a dinner music stream

– create a reception music stream

– purchase rainy day umbrellas



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